Making a Will in Times of Covid-19


Making a Will can sometimes feel scary at the best of times, let alone during a Pandemic. You may wonder whether it is still possible to make a Will and how you would go about doing so, particularly if you are vulnerable and cannot leave your home. Whether you are waiting for your vaccine, or have safety concerns, here at Acorn Solicitors we want to reassure you that the process can still be achieved in a safe and effective way.

Are we still seeing clients?

At the moment we are working from our offices or remotely during normal office hours. We are happy to speak to you over the telephone or via video chat, but in certain circumstances we are still able to meet with you in a safe and practicable manner if you are uncomfortable with speaking to us over the telephone or are particularly vulnerable. In this case we would be happy to meet with you outside or in your garden, ensuring of course that PPE is worn by our staff and that social distancing is adhered to at all times.

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Things to think about when making a Will

We are happy to provide you with guidance, but it is always good to have an idea of the following:

  1. Who you would like to act as your executors (i.e. who will administer your estate)?
  2. Who you would like to benefit from your estate (your beneficiaries)?
  3. If you have property, then you will need to think about how this is held (i.e. in joint names or solely) and how you want this to be dealt with on your death.
  4. You may also want to think about leaving specific gifts (e.g. jewellery) to anyone, or cash gifts.
  5. You may also want to leave a legacy to a charity close to your heart.

Contact us today for a friendly no obligation chat

We understand that taking the step to make a Will can seem like it may be overcomplicated or even intimidating, but now more than ever it is important to make sure you have your affairs in order and are able to provide for your loved ones on your death. We will always make sure we provide you with the best legal advice and guidance at all times and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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